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We would like to thank you all for the participation and support during our last trip to Cotswolds. We hope you’ve enjoyed the 14 trips with the 28th travel division so far since July. Our 15th outing is a day trip to Canterbury and Dover.
St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, arrived in 597AD as a missionary and became the first Archbishop, establishing his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told most famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
The Cathedral houses a Romanesque Crypt, dating back to the 11th century, a 12th century early Gothic Quire and a 14th Century Perpendicular Nave. Beautiful medieval stained glass windows illustrate miracles and stories associated with St Thomas.
Visitor facilities range from guided tours and audio tours to private evening tours and 'behind the scenes' tours to the Stained Glass Studio, Archives and/or Library.
The Cathedral is very much part of the local community. It is used regularly for local, regional and/or national services and events. Some or all of it may, therefore, at times be closed for general visiting. Please contact the Cathedral Visits Office before visiting to check up-to-date opening times and possible closures.
Website of Canterbury--http://www.canterbury.co.uk/
Dover White Cliff:
part of the Britishcoastline facing the Strait of Dover and France. The cliffs are part of the North Downs formation. The cliff face, which reaches up to 107 metres (351 ft), owes its striking façade to its composition of chalk accentuated by streaks of black flint. The cliffs spread east and west from the town of Dover in the county of Kent, an ancient and still important English port.
The cliffs have great symbolic value for Britain because they face towards Continental Europe across the narrowest part of the English Channel, where invasions have historically threatened and against which the cliffs form a symbolic guard. Because crossing at Dover was the primary route to the continent before air travel, the white line of cliffs also formed the first or last sight of the UK for travellers.
Website of Dover--http://www.dover.gov.uk/
Coach Fee: £ 20.00 per person.
Parking and Coach Fees: £0.5per person.
Canterbury Cathedral(adult): £9.00 per person.
Concessions (under 16's, over 60's& students): £8.00 per person.
Departure Time: 7.45 am.
Departure point: Parkside Police Station (CB1 1JG)
1) Coach to Canterbury Cathedral will depart from Parkside Police Station at 7:45am on time.
2) After approximately 2 hours, we will arrive at Canterbury Cathedral and stay there until about 13:00.
3) We will stay Dover White Cliff until 16:30.
4) Back to Cambridge at 18:30.
Please contact us for travel booking by email:
Sort code: 40-16-08
Account no: 73983609
Deadline: 6pm, 25-11-2011 (Friday).
Any inquiry please contact 07563219017
We are looking forward to seeing and serving you.
The 28th C S S A - C A M Travel Division